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• Lake Ontario was not named after the Canadian province; rather it was the other way around. The lake was named first by the Iroquois, and the name means “beautiful lake” or “sparkling water.” Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake located entirely within the United States. It’s about 118 miles (190 km) wide and 307 miles (494 km) long. Lake Erie is the shallowest and the warmest of all the lakes. It’s home to some of the world’s best walleye pike. Lake Huron, the second largest Great Lake, contains about 30,000 islands and has the longest shoreline of any of the five. • Scotland’s Loch Ness is over 20 miles (32 km) long and hundreds of feet deep in many places. Slime, peat and mud contribute to the murkiness of this body of water, making it difficult to spot the legendary Loch Ness monster. Although the first photograph of the creature was published in 1933, this was far from the earliest report of a sighting. Back in the seventh century, an Irish monk named Saint Columba wrote of a “water beast” that had mauled and dragged under a man in the area. Those who have reported sightings frequently describe “Nessie” as resembling the plesiosaur, a long-necked aquatic reptile that scientists claim has been extinct for about 65 million years. However, the plesiosaurs lived in warm tropical waters, and Loch Ness averages about 42 degrees F. (5.5 degrees C). So far, no scientific expedition has been successful in locating any such sea serpent, even with the use of 600 sonar beams and sophisticated satellites.


The H.D. Youth Center is a nonprofit organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was created to get kids off the street, promote a positive attitude, academic progress, and a drug-free environment. A secondary purpose is to provide a FREE hot breakfast to the homeless and those in need.




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• Those who remember Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 ballad “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” might not know that it is the tale of a shipwreck on Lake Superior. On November 10, 1975, the Great Lakes freighter was en route from Silver Bay, Minnesota, to a steel mill on Zug Island, Michigan, following her regular route. Seventeen miles northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, she encountered a winter storm with winds exceeding 58 miles per hour (93 km/hour) and waves of about 35 feet (11 m) high. Although the Coast Guard’s rescue efforts recovered lifeboats and rafts, none of the 29 crew members survived the wreck. Nearly seven months later, the freighter was photographed under water for the first time, 530 feet (160 m) below the surface of the lake. The ship’s bell was recovered in 1995 and now resides in a museum near Whitefish Point. It’s estimated that more than 25,000 lives have been lost on the Great Lakes in its 300 years of shipping history. The Whitefish Point area alone has claimed at least 240 ships.


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The   H.D.  Youth Center  Needs More  Funds To Pay For The Completion  Of The Building At 1445, Mt. Vernon  Road Se. Also Need 2 To 3 More Board  Members. Our Next Meeting Date Will  Be January 17, 2011 At  5:30 PM At        Hy-Vee On Wison Ave. Sw Cedar  Rapids, Ia.   For  More Information  Please Call, Henry  Davison               319-329-8841.

Financial Contributions can be sent to: H.D. Youth Center P.O.Box 74273 Cedar Rapids, IA 52407

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• “Ye’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road” are lyrics from a well-known Scottish tune published around 1841. The singer and his true love will never meet again on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain, which contains more than 30 islands. The “low road” refers to the Celtic belief that a person dying away from his homeland would be provided a route home by fairies. • The state of Minnesota may be known as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but that figure isn’t the real number. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the actual count is 11,842 lakes measuring at or larger than ten acres each. There are only four counties that don’t have at least one natural lake. The state’s shoreline from lakes and rivers is more than that of California, Florida and Hawaii combined. • Switzerland’s Lake Geneva was the inspiration for the British rock band Deep Purple’s megahit “Smoke on the Water” in 1972. The band was set to record “Machine Head” in a Montreux, Switzerland, casino in December of 1971 on the morning after a Frank Zappa concert there. During Zappa’s performance, a spectator fired a flare gun at the ceiling and started a fire that completely destroyed the casino. Deep Purple members watched the smoke spreading over the Lake from their hotel window. The song, No. 426 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” has opening lyrics of “We all came out to Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline.” The line “Swiss time was running out” referred to the fact that their visas were due to expire shortly. A portion of Lake Geneva lies in France, where it is called Lake Léman.

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• Why is the Great Salt Lake in Utah salty? It’s because it is an endorheic lake, meaning it doesn’t have an outlet. Tributary rivers continually transport small amounts of salt mixed in their fresh water into the Lake. When large quantities of that water evaporate, the salt remains, leaving the Lake far saltier than even seawater. At approximately 75 miles (120 km) long and 35 miles (56 km) wide, it’s the 37th largest lake on Earth. Mountain man Jim Bridger and French-Canadian fur trader Etienne Provost were the first Europeans to see the Lake, in separate sightings in 1824. Answers on pg. 16


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• On Jan. 9, 1768, Englishman Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London. Astley, a former cavalry sergeant major, found that if he galloped in a tight circle, centrifugal force allowed him to perform seemingly impossible feats on a horse’s back. He invited the public to see him wave his sword in the air while he rode with one foot on the saddle and one on the horse’s head. • On Jan. 6, 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, N.J. The telegraph eventually would revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. • On Jan. 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers started excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages. The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937. At 3,000 feet, it was the longest bridge span in the world at the time. • On Jan. 7, 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, formerly known as the Savoy Big Five, travels 48 miles west from Chicago to play its first game, in Hinckley, Ill. The Globetrotters won 101 out of 117 games that first season. • On Jan. 8, 1946, Elvis Presley receives a $6.95 guitar from the Tupelo Hardware Co. store for his 11th birthday. It’s said that what Elvis really wanted for his birthday that year was a rifle or a bicycle. • On Jan. 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. Marking the beginning of the end of his presidency, Nixon would resign from office in disgrace eight months later. • On Jan. 3, 1990, Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. In 1992, the former dictator was convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering and sentenced to 40 years in prison. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was American author, social critic, economist and political commentator Thomas Sowell who made the following sage observation: “Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.” • Visiting the longest chain of mountains on Earth requires some rather special arrangements -- aquatic ones, to be precise. The 10,000-mile-long Mid-Atlantic Ridge, as its name indicates, is located on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The only parts of the chain above water are a few volcanic islands, including Iceland and the Azores. • Those who live in Florida probably won’t be surprised to learn that they live in the state with the most instances of lightning every year. • If you travel to Alaska, you can go to the North Pole -- the town of North Pole, that is. It’s not the real deal, though. The town is actually 1,700 miles south of Earth’s geographic North Pole. • Famed American composer Philip Glass was a member of both the cab driver’s union and the steelworkers’ union before he became enough of a success in his chosen field to become a member of the musicians’ union. • In 2000, psychiatrists at Italy’s University of Pisa published their finding that being in love is biochemically indistinguishable from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. • If you’re like 24 percent of the Americans who responded to a recent survey, you believe that people should be allowed to be naked in their own back yards. ¥ What do the lawn sprinkler, rubber shoe heels, portable ironing boards and tire treads have in common? They were all invented by the same man, Elijah McCoy, an AfricanCanadian inventor and engineer. *** Thought for the Day: “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” -W. Somerset Maugham (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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IN YOUR DREAMS “Dream a little dream of me” goes the old song. This week, Tidbits delves into the world of dreams — what we know and what we don’t know! • You’ll spend about six years dreaming over the course of your life (about two hours a night). Although some dreams seem to go on and on all night, they typically last only five to 20 minutes. • What is the purpose of dreams? A physician might say that they are a response to the body’s neural processes that take place during sleep. A psychologist might see them as a reflection of what goes on in the subconscious. (Freud felt that bad dreams were the brain’s way of controlling the emotions from life’s disturbing experiences.) A spiritual person might see dreams as a message from the gods or from a deceased loved one. Some oneirologists (scientists who study dreams) think that dreams are a way of securing experiences in our longterm memory. •

Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is that stage of sleep when the large muscles of the body become immobile, heart and breathing rates become faster, and brain activity increases. Characterized by the rapid movement of the eyes, it is at this stage when people dream. REM sleep is usually about 25 percent of an adult’s total sleep, about two hours a night, but it is divided into four or five periods. It usually begins about 90 minutes after falling asleep. Although people do dream during non-REM sleep, the most bizarre and vividly recalled dreams are during REM.

• Those people who snore only do so during nonREM sleep. About 10 percent of them have sleep apnea, which causes them to stop breathing as many as 300 times per night. • Experiments in REM sleep began about 1952, when scientists noticed that sleepers’ eyes fluttered beneath closed eyelids. They instituted the use of a polygraph machine to record brainwaves. Modern machines monitor eye movements, as the eyes seem to move around to watch images as if on a big screen in the mind. • The next time you accuse someone of “playing possum,” you should know that it is actually impossible to tell if someone is awake. Some folks can even take naps with their eyes open and not even know it! • You won’t recall about 95 percent of your dreams. It’s the theory of some experts that déjà vu, that feeling of having “been there before,” is due to having dreamt about a similar situation, then somehow being reminded of it when awake.

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Calendars Dates and holidays nothing more, the old one destined for the trash Soon to take its place, with each notation, a piece of life I’ll splash Reminders of when and where, mental notes as I face the new year Age has dulled its excitement, but love will now vanquish the tear Resolutions long ago squandered, new ones always take their place As the past snuggles the future, on it life and renewal I’ll try to trace Simple expectations nothing more, will it anoint this year as my best Dawn’s arrival will spread Gods magic, I’ll follow it all the way west

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